Elevate Tuscaloosa: Feb. 6, 4 to 7 p.m. Tuscaloosa River Market. This come-and-go event will help residents learn about all the initiatives Mayor Walt Maddox is proposing to the City Council to Elevate Tuscaloosa in the next 10 years. For more information, visit Tuscaloosa.com.
Kentuck Art Night: Feb. 7, 5 - 8 p.m. Main Avenue, Northport. This event is free to the public. For more information, visit kentuck.org/art-night.
Lean On: Alabama Women’s Summit: Feb. 8, Bryant Conference Center, Tuscaloosa. Women from across the state are gathering to focus on how to work together for themselves, their organizations, their communities, and our state. The summit will focus on Lean On: Alabama’s core values: wisdom, hope, faith, and friendship through inspirational speakers, workshops, and more. For more information, and to sign up, visit leanonalabama.com.
Night to Shine Sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation: Feb. 8, 6-9 p.m. Valley View Baptist Church. Night to Shine, hosted by View Baptist churches, is a prom for special needs individuals ages 14 and older. Guests will walk the red carpet, dance, and more. For more information, visit nighttoshinebama.org.
The Cadillac Three: Feb. 8, 9 p.m. Druid City Music Hall. For more information, including tickets, visit druidcitymusichall.com.
Outlandish Outfit Day at CHOM: Feb. 9, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Children's Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa (C.H.O.M.), downtown Tuscaloosa. Become a fashion designer, win the dress-up challenge in Grandmother’s Attic, and don’t forget to wear the silliest outfit you can find. All activities included in admission. For more information, visit chomonline.org.
13th Annual Great Tuscaloosa Chili Cookoff: Feb. 9, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Bryant Conference Center, Tuscaloosa. The Exchange Club of Tuscaloosa’s annual event includes activities, live entertainment, refreshments, and of course, excellent chili. Sample over 30 different varieties of chili and vote for your favorite. Funds raised are used for the Exchange Club’s work in various community projects. For more information, visit TuscaloosaExchangeClub.org.
Calico Street Troupe Performance: Feb. 9 and 23. 10:30 a.m.-Noon, Northport Civic Center. Bring the whole family to this free, interactive, professional stage play for kids and their families, which features costumed actors, dancers, special lighting, and music – all on a 36-foot stage. Performances teach right choices and good character. For more information, visit calicostreet.com.
Ninth Annual Family Night at the Museum: Feb. 9, 5-8 p.m. Alabama Museum of Natural History, Smith Hall and Lloyd Hall, UA campus. This free, family-friendly event includes ocean themed interactive hands-on activities from graduate departments from across UA. This year’s theme is “Dinosaurs.” Enjoy interactive adventures, food, and door prizes. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/almnh or call 205-348-7550.
UA Theatre and Dance Presents “Bakkhai”: Feb. 11-17, Allen Bales Theatre, University of Alabama campus. When King Pentheus bans Dionysian worship in Thebes, a shocking and tragic chain of events is triggered. Poet Anne Carson provides a thrilling new version of this legendary Greek tragedy. For tickets and more information, visit theatre.ua.edu.
Turning Point Annual Meeting: Feb. 11, 6 to 8 p.m. First United Methodist Church, downtown Tuscaloosa. Turning Point is West Alabama’s agency providing services for victims of domestic abuse and sexual assault. This meeting is free and open to the public, and it will include a guest speaker who’ll discuss domestic violence in the courts, as well as its effect on families. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call (205) 758-0808.
Chamber Business After Hours: Feb. 12, 5-7 p.m. Cypress Inn, Tuscaloosa. For more information, visit tuscaloosachamber.com.
Bama Art House Film Series Winter 2019 Presents “Three Identical Strangers”: Feb. 12 7:30 p.m. Bama Theatre, downtown Tuscaloosa. Tickets: $8 general, $7 for students and seniors, $6 for Arts Council members. Box office opens at 6:30 p.m. For more information, visit bamatheatre.org.
2019 Visual Art Achievement Awards Exhibit: Feb. 15-March 7. Junior League Gallery, Bama Theatre, downtown Tuscaloosa. This exhibit includes Best of Show, First Place, and Honorable Mentions awarded to students from local schools. Entries include drawing, painting, mixed-media, 3-D, printmaking, computer design, and photography. For more information, visit tuscarts.org.
The Human Body at CHOM: Feb. 16, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Children's Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa (C.H.O.M.), downtown Tuscaloosa. Explore nutrition and the digestive system with games, crafts, and play. All activities included in admission. For more information, visit chomonline.org.
Mystic Krewe of the Druids Presents Across the Pond - MKD Bal Masque XXVI: Feb. 16, 7:30-11 p.m. Bama Theatre, downtown Tuscaloosa. This annual event benefits Five Horizons Health Services (formerly known as West Alabama Aids Outreach). Enjoy an evening celebrating the best of Great Britain, complete with the sights, sounds, and stories of England, Scotland, and Ireland. For more information, visit kreweofthedruids.org.
Tuscaloosa Farmer’s Market: Saturdays, 7 a.m.- noon. Tuscaloosa River Market, 1900 Jack Warner Blvd, Tuscaloosa. Shop for fresh produce, grass fed beef, baked goods, cheeses and more. Buy fresh, buy local. For more information, visit tuscaloosarivermarket.com or call (205) 248-5295.
DCH Regional Medical Center Support Groups
Cancer Wellness Support Group meets monthly Noon – 1 p.m. in the Wellness Room at the Manderson Cancer Center. We welcome current and former patients of the Manderson Cancer Center (and a caregiver) who have been diagnosed with cancer, during all phases of their treatment and recovery. Reservations are requested. For more information and to RSVP, call Jana Smith, Outreach Coordinator 205-759-7877.
HeART: Healing with the Arts free art workshop is open to all current and former Manderson Cancer Center patients, family members and caregivers. Workshops are held twice weekly, Wednesdays and Thursdays, from 1pm – 4pm. These workshops give participants an opportunity to use art to express their feelings through creative expression. All art supplies are provided. No cost. The Art Gallery has countless paintings displayed for sale and open to the public. All proceeds from these sales go to fund supplies for the art room and DCH Foundation’s Help and Hope Fund.
IMPACT Identifying Many Positives After Cancer Treatment (Breast Cancer Support Group) meets monthly 11am – 1pm, typically at First Methodist Church Tuscaloosa. IMPACT aims to provide support, information, education, and community service to benefit themselves, other breast cancer survivors and their families. Reservations are requested. For more information and to RSVP, call Jana Smith, Outreach Coordinator 205-759-7877.
Look Good… Feel Better A free program sponsored by DCH Foundation’s Help and Hope Fund for women who are undergoing cancer treatment. Come learn how to deal with the changes in your skin and appearance. Attendees receive a wonderful collection of skin care and makeup products. Classes meet monthly from 1pm-3p, in the Manderson Cancer Center Wellness Room. Call 205-759-7877 for more information or visit www.lookgoodfeelbetter.org.
Prostate Cancer Support Group meets Noon – 1 p.m., once every other month on the third Thursday, in the Wellness Room at the Manderson Cancer Center. We welcome current and former patients of the Manderson Cancer Center (and a caregiver). This group is offered to provide community-based education and support to help men and their families cope with prostate cancer. Reservations are requested. For more information and to RSVP, call Jana Smith, Outreach Coordinator 205-759-7877.
STRETCH is a unique exercise and support program offered by the Lewis and Faye Manderson Cancer Center and UA Recreation Center for women who have had a breast cancer diagnosis. “Stretching” can begin weeks after surgical procedures. Patients must obtain physician approval. Classes meet twice weekly on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9am, at the UA Student Recreation Center. For more information, call Katrina Lewis, Patient Navigator 205-330-3647.